Skip to comments.Fox News Contributor Steven Crowder Files Criminal Complaint After Alleged Assault By Pro-Union
Posted on 12/14/2012 9:42:59 AM PST by smoothsailing
December 14, 2012
Fox News commentator Steven Crowder has filed a complaint with the Michigan State Police in relation to an assault he sustained by a pro-union protester while attending a demonstration outside Michigans state capitol on December, 11. The protesters were demonstrating against the state legislature’s efforts to pass right to work laws in the heavily unionized state. Crowder joined the protests in support of those controversial laws.
The Washington Posts Erik Wemple spoke with Richard Hale, the shift supervisor at the Lansing post of the Michigan State Police, who confirmed that Crowder has begun the process of filing a criminal complaint:
By calling in, hes in essence filed a complaint. Hes initiated the process for the filing of a criminal complaint, Hale told Wemple.
Since the incident, Crowder says that he has legitimate fears for his safety as he is receiving disturbing threats on a regular basis.
Crowder recently tweeted that he has engaged the services of a former police officer to provide protective services for his wife. “Right now I have a former police officer, heavily armed at my house protecting my wife,” Crowder wrote. “The threats are severe. Prayers appreciated.”
There is NO alleged in this assault.
The only people who have to assume alleged is the jury.
Many here were pounding on the police for not doing anything. Well, no complaint had been filed. Now it has. Let us see what happens...
I will pray for him and his wife and I do hope he sues the union if that is possible. These thugs have to learn a lesson. There should be jail time.
I hope the hot dog stand owner also files charges for damages and that he too will sue.
He should have done it immediately.
Eric Holder will review the video and see no evidence of wrongdoing as he did when the Black Panthers broke the law and wielded billy clubs directly in front of a polling place.
What is the name and address of that thug in the black jacket?
Good. It’s time to go after these animals.
I saw Greta’s interview with the Michigan state police commander last night. When she asked him what he was doing with the situation, he said ‘nothing, because no one filed a complaint.’
I’m wondering if that’s what prompted the complaint being filed today.
I don’t understand the delay, the assault happened, it’s blatantly obvious.
Good for you, Steven. I hope you file civil suits as well.
Prayers for protection of you and your family.
The police don’t need a complaint to be filed by the victim if they have evidence of a crime. And they have the same video we have.
He should have done it immediately after beating the ever loving p!$$ out of the thug who was wailing on him.
I never would have cowered as he did in such a situation. The guy who was throwing the punches should have been put down swiftly.
Sadly, cynically, I have little hope MI Police of any kind will do anything. Saw one of them on Hannity last night acting like because they did not see this in real-time, no foul, conveniently ingnoring all the videos, etc. Wish it were otherwise.
With all the power of the internet, videos, and phone pictures,You-tube, perhaps someone should make wanted posters of these goons,identify them, assist the MI police who seem
unmotivated till pressed. Not...
Greta had a Lansing police spokesman on last night. Judging by his attitude, something tells me nothing will come of this complaint. He seemed intent on underplaying the violence even though it was caught on video.
People also don’t understand the jurisdictional issues involved.
As I understand it, city, State and, County police all have different areas of jurisdiction on capitol grounds.
Complete media blackout on this assault.
More lying by omission by the MSM
I guess the BIG BAD UNION DUDE is nothing unless he has his LYNCH MOD backing him up. Crowder challenged him to a CAGE FIGHT instead of filing the complaint. They only let one on one in cage fighting.
Steven Crowder; The new Breitbart!
He has multiple names, but his address currently is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Any union criminal involved in this should be prosecuted as well as the ones threatening him and his wife after the fact, hopefully those cowards can be tracked down.
Sue the dbag and the union!
You do realize that the most this guy will get is probation? Exactly the same thing I got for a drunken fight in my youth.
Obviously a Tea Party lie thought up by right wing extremists.
The Unions weren’t even there that day.
Tony Camargo. He is a Union Official, which means Crowder will be able to sue the Union itself, and they could get their clock cleaned $$$$$-wise.
Alleged assault? Well, I did see a photo of the union thug's alleged fist hit Crowder's alleged chin.
What mob family operates in Michigan?.
Agreed. But make him the “posterboy” for ugly Unionism
bullies. Make him famous, tee shirts, his picture all
over the place.
Actually his round house punches have exposed the ugliness
of his movement. MI won’t do anything, but the light of day
now shines on these thugs.
We all saw it HAPPEN.
There is no “Alleged”.
What mob family operates in Michigan?.
The Teamsters, SEIU and the Teachers’ Union.
Patience is in order. But in this case the vic will surely claim the video is legitimate as was the assault. Would have been better if he had been treated by a medical professional. Have not read that he was? All this would lead to factual conclusion of the complaint.
Zerilli family for years. Now known as “Detroit Partnership.”
You may be aware that Steven Crowder gave the assaulter the option to come forward voluntarily for a MMA-sanctioned fight, with proceeds to go to the winner's charity of choice.
Apparently the assaulter didn't take up the offer.
With photo evidence this shouldn't be too difficult to track down the guy and prove what he did.
My guess is he decided he was going to lose, whether in an MMA fight or in the courtroom, and the judge's penalty would hurt less. And, as Cripplecreek pointed out, unless he has a prior criminal record he'll get probation.
The wheels of justice turn slowly, even more slowly when the one filing a criminal complaint is a well-known Fox News reporter, and the one committing the assault is a union official. This will be interesting to watch.
Prayers up for the safety of Crowder and his family.
So, if two people want to brawl in the street, and no one complains, it is quite OK with Michigan State Police? If I stage a dog fight, and no one complains in Michigan, then everything’s just fine?
More lying by omission by the MSM
You did mean the unwashed, low life communist media didn’t you? Whatever happens to the United States, those slugs are mostly responsible. If they reported the truth, Obama wouldn’t be in the White House. God will judge these people one day.
Then he would have been arrested and would find himself in the same position as Mr. Zimmerman does in Florida.
Have a feeling that the Fox news reorter suggested a MMA fight because he knows how to fight. If so, the reporter played this way better than simply kicking the Union thugs ass. He can now help send the jerk to jail and/or kaching off a civil suit.
And Crowder also should see the guy for civil damages . . . and add the President as a defendant for inciting and encouraging the violence with a history of his idiotic statements like his supporters should get in the faces of opponents.
I'm embarrassed to say he's from Grand Rapids, my own hometown. I may have run into him before.
Punching a reporter is stupid. People need to think before picking fights with people who buy ink by the barrel.
Punching a reporter who knows Modern Martial Arts, and then threatening his wife, is really, really, really stupid.
Punching a FOX News contributor while the assaulter wore his name on the jacket and someone nearby had a camera rolling is beyond stupid.
I think Obamacare needs to start paying for brain transplants. Looks like some Obamabots are in bad needs of better brains.
Crowder better not let is dog outside...../sarc
Being that this incident was on video the police could have and should have acted as the complainant.
Even if he only winds up with probation he should still be prosecuted but if in fact he's a union official it seems to me it would lay the union open to civil suit.